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INTERVIEW: Jodi Jones On His Comeback

The winger came off the bench against Sunderland...

30 September 2018

Sky Blues winger Jodi Jones made his long-awaited return to first team action in the 1-1 draw with Sunderland at the Ricoh Arena.

The fan-favourite had been out of action since last year after suffering a season ending injury against Stevenage in November.

Jones replaced Luke Thomas in the second half for his first taste of league football this campaign.  

He said: “I feel fine. I wish I’d come on a bit earlier because I didn’t have that many chances attacking wise.

“I did a lot of defending but I think I defended quite well, and the boys dug deep. I think we should have won but the boys did really well.

“I think it was a good game, end to end, but if anyone should have won it should have been us. I think we had the better chances, Burge made two quality saves, their keeper made about five quality saves, so that says it all.

“Conor had a good chance at the end, but it got cleared off the line, but the goals will come for him.”

Jones played 85 minutes for the under 23’s on Monday against Ipswich and managed to grab a goal for Jason Farndon’s side.

“I’ve been working hard, and I played 85 minutes for the under 23’s on Monday and got myself a goal and I think that helped me get back in the squad today.” He said.

“The manager had a word with me before the game on Monday and he just said to keep working hard to see how long I can play. I’ve been back in training for the rest of the week and done quite well and I found out today that I was going to be on the bench.

 “I did think there would be a bit of a cheer, but I didn’t expect it to be that loud. It helped me a lot because I was a bit nervous. I’d been out for a long time and with it being on TV I felt a bit wary coming on. When I came on and I heard that everything just went away.”

Striker Jonson Clarke-Harris netted his second goal of the season as he scored the equaliser for the Sky Blues 22 minutes from time

 “I’m buzzing for him.” Jones said.

“He’s a strong lad and he just wants to score, and he wants to win, and it was so nice to see him score today. He hasn’t had that many chances and today that was a great finish and he could have had a couple more.

City host Portsmouth on Tuesday evening and Jones will be pushing to start against the table toppers.

“I’ll just keep going and training hard, doing extra stuff after training to get my fitness back up and then who knows.”


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